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Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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Facilitating the Development of Assessment Literacy
Lukin, Leslie E.; Bandalos, Deborah L.; Eckhout, Teresa J.; Mickelson, Kristine
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v23 n2 p26-32 Jun 2004
When STARS reform efforts were launched in 2000, teacher training in assessment was seen as crucial to the success of the program. The STARS reform efforts focus on both supporting the implementation of quality classroom assessment practices and implementing a district-based accountability system. The training programs described in this article were developed in response to one or both of these needs. Two of the programs were designed to provide training to experienced teacher. The other two programs were designed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers. Evidence suggests that the training programs have had a positive impact on teacher confidence, knowledge, and skill in key areas of assessment. In addition, there also appears to be evidence, while somewhat limited, which suggests students also experience positive outcomes.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies, School Districts, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Evaluators
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